Scharpach Opus G
Scharpach OPUS G. Archtop
This new model “OpusG” is the result of a design collaboration between myself and the owner of this guitar Michael G. Thompson, who drew inspiration from his vintage Gibson collection. After several iterations, the final design is a unique combination of elements from and aesthetic “nods” to his favourite archtops from the 30’s to early 60’s which I have interpreted and created from the finest aged woods.
This OpusG elegantly blends a robust 18” lower bout, which carries a rich full-body voice, with a thin-cut profile and narrow waistline allowing for enhanced ergonomics and player/instrument intimacy.
The provocative Florentine cut-away gives effortless access to the upper range which is all reflected beautifully either acoustically or through the Charlie Christian style floating pick-up made by Pete Biltoft - which carries a custom blade I created to compensate the magnetic force and dynamics of the strings.
The hardware is also custom made and plated with the rare element rhodium which exudes a deeper brilliance than traditional gold or chrome plating.
Although it has a thin-line body the OpusG’s acoustic output is remarkable. Nevertheless, also available will be a 17” version in full thickness version if desired with flexible pickup options.
German Spruce: old Stock
Figured Maple old stock
18 Inch: 17 Inch available
Thinline (60mm) and full size acoustic body
Blonde and Honey blonde
Flat Head Design
Ebony with MOP inlay and binding
Scheller with solid Silver tunersknobs
Engraved sculpted design,
Carved Ebony (to be discussed)
Charlie Christian or Custom Humbucker
Brazilian Rosewood, blacked adjustable
MOP inlay all standard positions
Ebony with black dots on sides (3-5-7-9-12-15-17-19)
12 inches - 22 inches, perpendiculum 0.5mm 635mm
38 mm (nut)
21mm at 1st fret
24mm at 12th fret
Stainless steel 2.5mm wide and 1.2mm height
Thomastik GeorgeBenson Flatwounds 0.12set PLEK computerized 1.8mm – 2.2mm T
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The Opus G played by the very talented Tim Van Der Velden